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With a history spanning across more than two centuries, Middlebury College is a unique institution, among the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges, with a reach extending from our main campus in Vermont's Champlain Valley to specialized and graduate programs located around the world.

Special Collections and Archives at the Middlebury College Library serves as a research laboratory for both the Middlebury community and independent scholars.  We welcome researchers to explore our collections of rare books, archives, manuscripts, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other rare and unique materials that tell the story of our collective past.

Our collections are broad in scope and cover a variety of media and realia.  As part of our firm commitment to open research and scholarship, we are dedicated to sharing digitized and born-digital archival materials in our collections to whatever extent practicable, and are excited to present these items from our collections via the Internet Archive.

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This clip from the late 1930s to early '40s takes us to the Snow Bowl with the Middlebury College Ski Team. After runs down the slalom course and ski jump, we are even treated to an exhilarating ski stunt. If you're impressed enough to try out skiing for yourself, you're in luck: Snow Bowl membership is only $1 and allows you to hit the slopes for just 40 cents a day! For more information or permission to use this clip, please contact Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury College,...
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Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Skiing, College athletics, 1940s, Snow Bowl (Hancock, Vt.)
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
Jun 6, 2017
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Washed out railroad bridge over the Otter Creek. Though labelled "Proctor, Vermont" this image appears to have been taken at Mead's Falls in Central Rutland, about 4 miles south of Proctor. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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Topics: Railroad bridges, Proctor (Vt.), Postcards, Rutland (Vt.)
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Railroad tracks along the Lamoille River, Vermont, with automobiles and a wagon drawn by two horses on the road next to the railroad tracks. Several homes and barns are in the distance. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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Topics: Lamoille River (Vt.), Railroads, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
Apr 4, 2017
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Mailed to Mrs. C.N.S. Wright, Williamstown, Vermont. View of large building with wrap-around porch on the bank of Joe's Pond, Danville, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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Topics: Danville (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Middlebury College Library
Dec 10, 2016
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : Le Credo du paysan - voice performance by Lawrence LeCours at Hardwick (Vt.). Dated 1954. Track 02 : La Babillarde - voice performance by Jacquline LeCours at Hardwick (Vt.). Dated 1954. Track 03 : Les Cloches du Hameau - voice performance by Roger LeCours at Hardwick...
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Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Topics: Baseball, College sports
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives: a10pfmcnb01-00-1951-03n
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
May 21, 2016
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Submerged railroad tracks in 1909 near the crossing that goes to Haverhill, New Hampshire from Newbury, Vermont. Several people are standing on a handcar on the tracks. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Postmarked Oct. 1912 and mailed to Miss Freda Baird, 160 Pearl St.,Rutland, Vt. View of East Wallingford, Vermont, with homes and outbuildings visible and rolling foothills in the distance This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: East Wallingford (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Mailed by S.A. Devine of Brandon to Mrs. H.N.V. Summers, Oyster Bay, New York. Intersection of Park and Franklin streets, with directional sign for "Rutland, Manchester, Woodstock, Burlington" in front of white stone war monument, with automobiles parked along road, Brandon, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Brandon (Vt.), Streets, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Postmarked July 2, 1910. Mailed from Bethel, Vermont, to Mrs. A.E. Nichols, Barre, Vermont. Main Street, with buildings lining dirt road, Bethel, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Bethel (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Addressed to Mrs. J. V. Owen, 144 Pearl St., Somerville, Mass. Five children standing on sidewalk on tree-lined unpaved street in Cabot, Vermont, with homes visible on both sides of the street This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Cabot (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
High school building, with boys and girls on yard next to basketball hoop, Island Pond, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: High school buildings, Island Pond, Postcards
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Middlebury, Vt. June 14. Bread Loaf Inn, home of the Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English, suffers $50,000 blaze. The Inn, in the heart of the Green Mountains, 12 miles from Middlebury, took fire during the College Baccalaureate service Sunday. Volunteer firemen saved the original section which dates back to 1865. The School will start here as scheduled on June 30. Description as provided on back of photograph, press release photograph. This is a scanned version of the original image...
Topics: College buildings, Fires, Bread Loaf Campus (Ripton, Vt.)
Source: a12pf.breadloaf.fire.06
Portrait of Louis Shafter Lovell, Middlebury College Alumnus, Class of 1836; Lawyer; Judge; (left-facing portrait) Title supplied by cataloger This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Alumni and alumnae, Lovell, Louis Shafter, 1816-1894
Source: a9pf.1836.lovelll
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
- Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873
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This is a scanned version of the original document in the Abernethy Manuscripts Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873, Correspondence, Abernethy Manuscripts Collection
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
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This is a scanned version of the original document in the Abernethy Manuscripts Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Emerson, Mary Moody, 1774-1863, Review, Abernethy Manuscripts Collection
Source: Abernethy Manuscripts Collection
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
- Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935
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This is a scanned version of the original document in the Abernethy Manuscripts Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Bates, Esther Willard, 1884, Correspondence, Abernethy Manuscripts Collection
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
- Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884
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This is a scanned version of the original document in the Abernethy Manuscripts Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884, Correspondence, Abernethy Manuscripts Collection
24 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Annual reports
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1899
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections
Covered bridge the Connecticut River near Barnet, Vermont, with railroad tracks on left side. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Covered bridges, Barnet, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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View of paved street, with buildings and sidewalk lining, signs "Telephone business office", and "Meat market", with automobile parked on roadside, Jamaica, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Jamaica (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Postmarked Ludlow, Oct 20, 1922 and sent to A. P. Lawrence, Box 77, Clintonville, N. Y. View of many homes in Ludlow, Vermont, with two sets of railroad tracks on higher ground in the foreground This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Ludlow (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Vermont Life Magazine
- Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing
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Topics: Vermont Life Magazine, Vermont, Vermont – Periodicals, Magazines, Tourism
Vermont Life Magazine
- Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing
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Topics: Vermont Life Magazine, Vermont, Magazines, Tourism
Vermont Life Magazine
- Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing
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Topics: Vermont Life Magazine, Vermont, Vermont – Periodicals, Magazines, Tourism
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Basketball player taking a free throw
Topics: Basketball, Free throws, College sports
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives: a10pfmcnb01-02-1970_71-54np
Middlebury College Library
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Luckily, 16 mm film, common from the 1920s through the 1960s, is relatively durable stuff. This particular reel of film, which sat in the Middlebury College archives for over forty years, depicts Robert Frost for two glorious, full color minutes. For the first time in nearly half a century (thanks to a film preservation lab in Philadelphia), watch as Frost harvests vegetables from his garden at his Ripton, Vermont cabin (down the road from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference), frolics with his...
Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Frost, Robert, 1874-1963, 1950s, Bread Loaf School of English...
Middlebury College Catalogs
- Middlebury College
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Middlebury College course catalog from 1966. Scanned from the original by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Course catalogs, Middlebury College, College archives, Catalogues
Middlebury College Catalogs
- Middlebury College
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Middlebury College course catalog from 1946. Scanned from the original by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Course catalogs, Middlebury College, College archives, Catalogues
Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1941
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections
Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1945
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1939
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Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1944
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1956
Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1958
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Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1960
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1957
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1957
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1957
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1959
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1959
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1958
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1958
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1958
Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1980
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Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1981
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1979
Middlebury College Yearbooks
- Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury College Yearbooks
- Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury College Yearbooks
- Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury College Yearbooks
- Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
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- Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1965
Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1973
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1971
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1966
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Newsletter, 1973
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Middlebury College Archival Images
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An arial photo of a set of tennis courts
Topics: Tennis, Ariel shots, College sports
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives: a10pfmcnb01-17-1960-08p
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Candid photograph of a woman sitting and reading in an unnamed dorm room. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Dormitories, Students, Student life
Source: s6pf.dormcandids.189x.01
Vermont Life Magazine
- Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing
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Topics: Vermont Life Magazine, Vermont, Vermont – Periodicals, Magazines, Tourism
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- Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing
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Topics: Vermont Life Magazine, Vermont, Vermont – Periodicals, Magazines, Tourism
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Washed out tracks of Central Vermont Railway Co. after flood of Nov. 4, 1927 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Central Vermont Railway Co., Flood, 1927, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Bellows Falls, Vermont This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Bellows Falls, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Bridge over the White River in Gaysville, Vermont, leads to railroad station on the right. Signs on the bridge warn "100 ft to railroad crossing". Several buildings can be seen further down the road. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Bridges, Gaysville, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Bird's eye view of Ludlow, Vermont, with many homes visible, nestled among the trees. A large smokestack and a church steeple are visible in the distance and beyond them is a partly wooded hillside. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Ludlow (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Debris is piled up on the bank of the Winooski River in Middlesex, Vermont, as a result of flood damage. Several structures damages by the flood can also be seen, as well as several cars and agasoline pump. A small highway sign says "US 2" This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Floods, Middlesex (Vt.), Postcards
Two outside walls are all that remain of a building consumed by a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Washed out bridge in Randolph, Vermont, after flood of Nov. 4, 1927 This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Randolph (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Title supplied by cataloger Flooded houses and Socony gasoline storage tank in Wells River, Vermont, flood of Nov. 4, 1927. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Covered bridge in West Hartford, Vermont, with sign over arch "Driving Faster Than a Walk Positively Forbidden. Autos Go Slow, Danger, per order selectmen" This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Covered bridges, West Hartford, Postcards
Mailed to Mrs. Bertha Thompson, Ludlow, Vermont, on April 17, 1922. Birdseye view of town buildings, with church visible at right, mountains and fields beyond, Ludlow, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Ludlow (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Scene of village with various buildings visible, and cemetery on hill at right, Grafton, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Grafton (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Birdseye view of town buildings, the falls, dam, and power plant, McIndoe Falls, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: McIndoe Falls (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Fibre leather Company factory, along the Passumpsic River, Passumpsic, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Fibre Leather Company (Passumpsic, Vt.), Passumpsic (Vt.), Postcards